Bing partners Reddit for new AI search features

Bing partners Reddit for new AI search features

Microsoft’s Bing is undergoing a major change, partnering Reddit and using AI to try and take on Google. New features include the ability to summarise the two opposing sides of contentious questions, and another that measures how many reputable sources are behind a given answer. Speaking at the Everyday AI event, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian […]

Microsoft AI services race ahead with Cheetah Mobile

Microsoft AI services race ahead with Cheetah Mobile

Microsoft has partnered with Cheetah Mobile to bring its AI technology to the mobile internet firm’s own products – commencing with its Cortana virtual assistant. The disembodied helper will be baked into Cheetah’s own mobile CM Launcher app, the first such launcher app to incorporate Cortana, with plans already in train to extend usage to other apps such as Cheetah […]

Bungie and Activision team up with AKQA to Launch the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill

Bungie and Activision team up with AKQA to Launch the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill

Bungie, Activision, and AKQA announced the launch of the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill for Alexa devices.  Bringing to life the ultimate video game sidekick, this announcement is putting gaming at the centre of the smart home, and the first-ever integrated voice companion in a live game experience. AKQA designed a unique, innovative way to enhance […]

Chinese tech titans Baidu and Xiaomi announce AI and Internet of Things partnership

Chinese tech titans Baidu and Xiaomi announce AI and Internet of Things partnership

Two of China’s biggest tech companies, internet search giant Baidu and smartphone maker Xiaomi, have entered into a partnership that will see them “establish in-depth cooperation.” The businesses said on November 28 that the partnership would leverage their strengths in both artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) to provide “an enhanced experience” […]

Deloitte survey: Almost nine in ten UK businesses to invest in artificial intelligence by 2020

Deloitte survey: Almost nine in ten UK businesses to invest in artificial intelligence by 2020

Eighty-five per cent of senior executives plan to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) by 2020, according to a new survey of UK digital leaders by Deloitte. The findings come from the first edition of a new regular report from Deloitte, the Digital Disruption Index. The index will track investment in […]

Voice AI company Voysis launches independent commerce platform for retailers and brands

Voice AI company Voysis launches independent commerce platform for retailers and brands

At an event in New York, Voysis has announced its new product, Voysis Commerce, and released the findings of a research report that shows voice commerce and search is at a major inflection point for retailers and brands. The launch of Voysis Commerce comes shortly after the company revealed their breakthrough on WaveNet technology that […]

Qubit Tackles Product Discovery on Mobile with Industry-first AI Powered Solution

Qubit Tackles Product Discovery on Mobile with Industry-first AI Powered Solution

Qubit, the leaders in marketing personalisation technology, launched Qubit Aura, a product discovery solution for mobile web. The product has been built to help retail brands tackle a specifically mobile issue: while shoppers now spend equal time on mobile and desktop, the conversion rate for mobile is only half. Qubit Aura sits on an existing […]

Amazon starts selling Echo in Asia, starting with India

Amazon starts selling Echo in Asia, starting with India

E-Commerce giant Amazon has begun selling its Alexa-controlled Echo speakers in Asia on October 4, starting with India, with plans to expand sales to Japan in the later part of 2017. The company said it will start selling the new Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot by invitation only, before shipping the devices to the […]

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